Monday, September 06, 2010

Labor Day 2010

Chickory blooms in Shenandoah Valley.

September is here ... summer is waning ... welcomed cooler temps moved in over the weekend with brisk 40s overnight and breezy comfortable 70s during the day. It's been a relaxed Labor Day holiday grilling out with friends and family, hanging out on the deck and under the trees, and watching the butterflies fluttering through the yard, perhaps the beginning of flights south? Watching a hummingbird working the flowers in the front porch window boxes is a reminder that he, too, will soon take refuge in a warmer climate to wait out the upcoming winter months.

Some have today off from work while others had to report as usual. Some schools are out while others are carrying on with classes. Yet other school systems will open for their first day of classes tomorrow.

Fall in the mountains is a special time as crisp nights and warm days begin the changing of leaf color that eventually works its way down the slopes. I look forward each year to enjoying the seasons ... and the cycle of life continues.

It's late summer in the Shenandoah Valley....

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